Comparison of the point spread functions for polarization-difference and intensity-only imaging in scattering media

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Abstract

The point spread function (PSF) of an imaging system indicates how a particular system degrades the image of a point source. The effects of scatterers on the image as a whole can be determined through a convolution with a particular intensity distribution. Multiple scattering effects causes a widening of the PSF when imaging in a dense scattering medium. It has been hypothesized that polarization-difference imaging (PDI) has a narrower PSF than polarization-sum (PS) imaging allowing for less blurring in images. The PSF for an elemental electric dipole source imaged by PS and PD imaging through a slab of scattering medium are explored using a Monte Carlo simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2304-2307
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. Part 4 (of 4) - Montreal, Can
Duration: Jul 13 1997Jul 18 1997

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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